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Brian Cashman says A-Rod “should just shut the f— up”

Jun 25, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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It was only a matter of time before Alex Rodriguez stepped into hot water with his new Twitter account.

A-Rod tweeted a couple of hours ago — with an accompanying Instagram photo — that he was cleared “over the weekend” by Dr. Bryan Kelly to begin playing in rehab games. But Kelly is not the Yankees’ team doctor — he only performed A-Rod’s hip surgery — and the third baseman has not been given clearance by anyone affiliated with the club.

Which brings us to this story, just published by Andrew Marchand on

NEW YORK — Livid over Alex Rodriguez’s decision to tweet an update on his rehab process, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a message for the third baseman.

“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”

The language is a bit excessive for what seems like a minor case of miscommunication, but maybe Cashman’s frustration surrounding this particular issue runs deeper than one might expect. Rodriguez is currently on track to return from the 60-day disabled list shortly after the mid-July All-Star break.

  1. ch0psuey - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    2 Dbags in 1 post. 2 for 1 deal

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      • Kevin S. - Jun 26, 2013 at 6:46 AM

        My father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate told me that is totes for real.

      • florida727 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:57 AM

        How much did you just make for posting this bullsh*t? Yeah. That’s what I thought.

      • dexterismyhero - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

        hahahahaha……………..nice try you idiot

    • jiminthebay - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      edna mae wilbanks needs to stfu too.

  2. sincitybonobo - Jun 26, 2013 at 3:32 AM

    This is all about insurance. The MD’s being paid by the Yanks may not be convinced he can ever play again. The remainder of ARod’s deal is insured for up to 85 percent. The Yanks would much rather have that $ than for ARod to ever play another game for them.

    Why wouldn’t they roll the dice and file an insurance claim? It may come down to a court battle. If so, ARod just gave the insurance company some ammo.

    I can’t blame Cashman for being upset. The club announces these things- or it doesn’t.

    • justin - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:13 AM

      So it’s ok for Tex and Grandy to post an injury update on Twitter but A-Rod can’t, good luck getting that money back, the Players Association will fight tooth and nail for him to receive every cent. The Yanks made their bed now have to sleep in it.

      • bfunk1978 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:19 AM

        He’ll get his money regardless, it’s just a matter of whether or not it ultimately gets replenished in the team’s coffers.

      • pjmarn6 - Jun 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM

        remember that Rodriguez postponed the surgery until after christmas, a wait of 1-2 months. Had he gotten the surgery immediately, he might be in the lineup now, if he could still produce. Of course ball players with guaranteed contracts now call all the shots and if they want to wait a month or two after the season opens to play again, management has to accept it. I believe that Rodriquez got a free ride for those two months and the Yankees had to eat his contract while he postponed the surgery. At his rate of pay, which is incredibly ridiculous, and the yankees are guilty of stupidity in resigning him, desire to be held up to ridicule for the incredible salaries they are spending instead of restocking the farm system.

    • yahmule - Jun 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      He’s mad because A-Rod ruined potential insurance fraud?

      • sincitybonobo - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        Not fraud. It is likely, though, that this will come down to a court battle of expert doctors. The Yanks will argue that his hip condition is so bad that it precludes him from playing again and the company on the hook for 85 percent of his deal will argue the condition isn’t severe enough to trigger the policy.

        ARod gets every dime no matter what.

        I think the yanks are letting him go through the motions with rehab, but don’t intend to let him play again. Their lawyers are laying the groundwork for filing an insurance claim and the player’s comment wasn’t authorized- or helpful to the club.

  3. bbk1000 - Jun 26, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    I’m so glad the Mets didn’t sign this clown years ago…Steve Phillips nailed it back then, it’s clearly “24-plus-one” with A-Rod.

    The good thing about having cheap owners….it helps avert mistakes.

    • beachcomber2020 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      24…plus 1…perfectly said.

    • nyctide - Jun 26, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      You’re right, Steve Phillips really nailed it for the Mets…

  4. 13arod - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    beachcomber2020 in 2009 he won a championship

    • beachcomber2020 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Yes…the team did. And he does have that ring. He did absolutely nothing to earn that in the playoffs. He’s not the worst player that ever played the game. But for the $$, he’s one of the biggest mistakes ever. One of the biggest let downs. His ego, and self-centerness is hard to fit with other teammates in the dugout.

      • beachcomber2020 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM

        In 2009 the Yankees were the Champs. For 33,000,000.00, A. Rod batted .250, with 5R, 5H, 3 2B, 1 HR, “8” SO. Is that really worth 33,000,000.00? And that’s with a career that for the most part didn’t really ever see that level of play. So many times missing the Big show. So many times choking in the clutch, and in the journey to get there. Love the Yanks. Grew up being my team. He is one of the biggest mistakes and disappointments this organization has ever seen. And baseball in general, as a “team sport”, has a player that should of tried something for himself alone. Because that’s all he has ever really cared about. The team is second to him.

      • Kevin S. - Jun 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        You actually understand nothing about baseball.

    • beachcomber2020 - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      I understand nothing about baseball? Played more games and won more championships in a regular guy’s type of life then most. I know the dugout. I know the batters box. Every fundelmental of the sport. Playing shortstop and being a total teammate. I know for all A. Rod’s individual stats and what he’s really done when it really matter. And how he has performed in the real times of one’s test of greatness, he has not done the job. It has been shown to all that watch the sport and appreciate coming through when it really counts. He is now an ego manic. A fat cat with loads of money. He should do a Paris Hilton/ Kardasian type of show. All about him. He plays in a team sport! Do you feel him as a serious teammate??? Sacrificing for the team in any way? Are you kidding me? I don’t know the sport…hahaha…ok. Let’s talk Mickey Mantle. Will Mays. Brooks Robinson. Sandy Koufax. Bob Gibson. Hank Aaron. Please…

  5. jayscarpa - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    He overreacted and should apologize.

  6. largebill - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Cashman is crazy like a fox. With the current Biogenises stuff, A-Rod was going to return to a very angry environment. Somehow by acting like an ass, Cashman has made people somewhat sympathetic. Most folks have a boss and hate the thought of our boss telling us to STFU.

  7. stevem7 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    One can only hope that the Sons will wise up and send this pip squeak Cashman packing. Lord knows if The Boss was still alive he would pull this clown’s plug. Contrary to popular belief he is not a good GM and this is just one more example of why the Yankees don’t need him. He crowed about how strong the minor league’s were and yet can’t produce one decent replacement when needed, he can’t win World Championships just spend money on getting close which only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and now this debacle. It’s always something with him and hopefully he will go off with the gal he was stupid enough to have an affair with and never be heard from again.

  8. oldcat157 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    We don’t know the tone used with those words. I’m sure most of us talk with our buddies and have said stfu in disbelief or a low tone sarcastic way.

  9. dman6015 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Perhaps Mr. Cashman could take a page out of Bill Belichick’s playbook and keep a tight rein on all player communications. Fine them if they step out of line.

  10. serbingood - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Just curious. If/when the rehab process is completed, do the Yankees HAVE to bring him up? Can they park him in AAA for the remainder of the year?

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